126 items (19 containers).
Organized by size. Containers include boxes and packages of flat materials wrapped in glassine paper.
Collection consists of objects, text scores, correspondence art, gallery announcements, concert programs, posters and other items produced by and/or relating to the Fluxus group of artists, ca. 1958-1987 -- Highlights include: multiple edition Fluxus objects, e.g. George Brecht's Water yam, 1963, Robert Watts' Events, 1964, Joseph Beuys' Zwei Fräulein mit leuchtendem Brot, 1966, and Yoko Ono's A box of smile, signed in 1984; complete set of the Fluxus in-house newspaper, V TRE, 1963-1978; posters from Charlotte Moorman's Annual New York Avant-Garde Festivals, 1964-1980; signed performance poems and "text-sound texts" by Jackson Mac Low; performance programs from La Monte Young and Yoko Ono's Chamber Street Loft Series, ca. 1961-1962. Many items are inscribed to the collector, Ellsworth Snyder.
Artists include: Eric Andersen, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Bazon Brock, John Cage, Remy Charlip, Christo, Anthony Cox, Merce Cunningham, Willem de Ridder, Jean Dupuy, Robert Filliou, Henry Flynt, Bici Forbes, John Giorno, Philip Glass, David Gordon, Al Hansen, Deborah Hay, Geoffrey Hendricks, Fred Herko, Dick Higgins, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Ray Johnson, Nam June Paik, Allan Kaprow, Takehisa Kosugi, Jackson Mac Low, George Maciunas, Richard Maxfield, Jim McWilliams, Larry Miller, Peter Moore, Charlotte Moorman, Robert Morris, Max Neuhaus, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Benjamin Patterson, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Tomas Schmit, Florence Tarlow, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, James Waring, Robert Watts, Robert Whitman, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela.
Ellsworth Snyder (May 13, 1931-Aug. 11, 2005) was an American abstract painter, professional pianist, conductor and scholar. He was known as a champion of avant-garde art and music and is associated with composer John Cage and the Fluxus art movement. Born in Springfield, Ohio, Snyder was educated at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (now the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati). He taught at Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans and Milton College in Milton, Wis., and served as the musical director for the First Unitarian Society in Madison, Wis., 1971-2000.
Restricted access; Art Division; Available through the Prints and Photographs Study Room by appointment only.
Most items in English; some in German and French.
Finding aid available in repository.
Fluxus necessarius : the Ellsworth Snyder collection of Fluxus multiples and ephemera. Los Angeles, CA : Roth Horowitz Anderson, .